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BERG, Mathias William Henry 1882-1942


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/1/2014 at 14:08:25

[Waterloo Daily Couier, Friday, March 13, 1942]

M. W, R Berg, 59,
Former Plumbing
Inspector, Dies

Secretary of Union; Death
Due to Thrombosis

Mathias W. H. Berg, 1224 Howrey Avenue, formerly for 13 years city plumbing inspector, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Hospital of a coronary thrombosis. He was 59 years old.

Berg was city plumbing inspector from May 1, 1923, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by resignation of J. H. Stebbins until April 1936. Both before the time he became inspector and afterward, he was employed by Bruner & Salz Plumbing and Heating Firm.

He had lived in Waterloo about 40 years. He worked until about three weeks ago, when he suffered a heart attack.

Mathias William Henry Berg was born July 28, 1882, in Hilbert, Wis., the son of William and Catherine Berg. He married Jennie Rosima in Waterloo, June 7, 1911.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, secretary of the plumers' union, local 384, and a member of the Moose lodge.

Surviving besides the widow are three daughters: Mrs. J. W. Murphy, 537 Cortlandt Street; Mrs. Clifford Hoch, jr., 1208 Conger Street, and Miss Ruth Berg, at home; three sons: Virgil, at home; Gene J. Berg, 735 Cleveland Street, and Robert, in the United States navy; two grandchildren; and the mother, four brothers and three sisters, all living in Oregon.

The body was taken to Kearns Garden Chapel.

Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Waterloo

Parents: William E Berg (1852 - 1933) and Katherine [or Catherine] Gilsdorf Berg (1856 - 1942)


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